By Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock
Gottlob Frege is without doubt one of the maximum logicians ever and in addition a thinker of serious importance. during this publication Rosado Haddock bargains a serious presentation of the most subject matters of Frege's philosophy, together with, between others, his philosophy of mathematics, his sense-referent contrast, his contrast among functionality and item, and his criticisms of formalism and psychologism. greater than simply an advent to Frege's philosophy this ebook is additionally a hugely serious and mature review of it as a complete during which the restrictions, confusions and different weaknesses of Frege's notion are heavily tested. the writer is usually a Husserlian student and this ebook includes worthy discussions of Husserl's overlooked perspectives and comparisons among the 2 nice philosophers.
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Now it is also easier to see how we obtain numbers presumably as the result of the abstraction process from things. 8 However, abstraction from one or more objects is not the only way in which a concept can be obtained. Frege underscores9 that one can obtain a concept from traits; and precisely because of this sort of concept formation, there exists the possibility that nothing falls under a concept. Thus, beginning with the concepts of triangle and equilateral, one can build the concept of an equilateral triangle, and beginning with the concepts of round and rectangle, one can build the concept of round rectangle.
55 Ibid. , p. 45. 54 Grundlagen der Arithmetik: First Part (§§1-45) 31 numbers and arithmetical statements should be submitted to an investigation of the mental processes that precede the utterance of such a judgement. Frege correctly argues against psychologism that the description of the mental processes preceding the utterance of an arithmetical judgement, regardless of how correct the description may be, can never replace a genuine determination of the concepts involved, nor can it serve as a proof of any arithmetical statement.
65. See his ‘Über Begriff und Gegenstand’, in Kleine Schriften, pp. 167-78, and his ‘Ausführungen über Sinn und Bedeutung’, in Nachgelassene Schriften, pp. 128-36. See also Chapter 5 below. 17 See Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik, section 55, p. 66. 16 40 A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Gottlob Frege phrase ‘to the concept F corresponds the number n+1’.
A Critical Introduction to the Philosophy of Gottlob Frege by Guillermo E. Rosado Haddock